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for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. governor schwarzenegger will visit the san bruno fire site today direct from his asia trade mission. meantime e-mails received by federal investigators seem to offer no definitive evidence of neighbors smelling gas before the explosion. terry joins us live from san bruno. >> the ntsb investigators are the ones who are going to figure out exactly what happened. talk about the automatic shutoff valve and a number of other things that address those e-mail concerns. let's get to it now. vice chairman christopher hart joins me. thank you for being here. as far as finding out the cause of this explosion, what are the possibilities and what is the process? >> i won't speculate as to what might have caused it but the pieces, three pieces of pipe will be arriving in the washington d.c. metalergy lab tomorrow. in other words, did the give because of fatigue. contraction, did that cause fatigue, like bending a coat hanger back and forth before it broke. could it be corrosion, for example, impact damage from excavation. we'll look at all those cause
to start working back up the hill because we're getting too close. >> reporter: the fire chief told us that firefighters will have the opportunity to talk with counselors about what they went through, for most firefighters it will be voluntary, for a few it'll be mandatory. reporting live in san bruno, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we've posted stories from firefighters describing the moments right before the explosion. it's our website at ktvu.com. >>> tonight for the first time, we're hearing the audio tapes from fire dispatch and energy crews in the first few minutes after the explosion. >> we need to do a law enforcement alert. call a fourth alarm for this. it appears we have a plane down in a neighborhood. multiple structures on fire. >> we have multiple houses, we have possibly several blocks on fire at this time. >>> well as you heard there was some confusion at first as to what exactly was caused the flames. when everyone initially thinking it was an airplane. it ended uptaking 20 minutes before officials realized it was a gas line explosion not a plane crash. >>> tonight
off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is with two of the victims right now. what can you tell us? what did they tell you? >> reporter: well, four fishermen went out early this morning to fish for alba door -- to fish for albacore. right now, this boat is in the water. we can't see from here but thanks to everybody at channel 2 at the desk, it looks like we can see the boat is going down facility water. i'm going to talk to thomas deacon. he's completely soaked. he's been in the water. you must be cold. what do you remember? >> we went out, hit a wall, pulled one out. there was cpr. don't know about one guy. >> reporter: what did it sound like when you hit the rock wall? >> basically, a car accident. >> reporter: it must have been very dark at that time. >> you are right about that. >> reporter: what about the people in the boat with you at the time? >> one guy, i abbed ahold of him. i was trying to pull him in the boat. i seen another man go by. i tried to go by and grab him. i had too many clothes on. i went back, put my rain gear on, took my clothes off. got him to the edge of the boat.
. and tom baker, consumer editor for ktvu channel 2 news. we'll begin with you, tom. tell us what you can about the explosion that shook all of us yesterday. >> it is a remarkable failure because it really shouldn't happen, given all of the protocols in place and all the things that happened to have such a fail-year you wonder. with such a catastrophic failure somebody punched a hole in one of these mains and caused a spark but that doesn't appear to be the case here. something failed in such a catastrophic way that the valves are maybe a mile, two miles apart so now all of this highly compressed gas which is under several hundred pounds of pressure per square inch is venting to the atmosphere. it catches on fire. it becomes a blow torch. it has to work out and while that was happening it was burning up that particular neighborhood. generally speaking, we don't know really what happened. we know there was a significant failure and generally speaking has been my experience in covering all kinds of disasters it's a chain of events rather than a single event but there is plenty going on that
. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm dana king. most of us will never know what it was like for those first responders on the ground, but today, some of them tried to explain it. john ramos on how they describe that inferno. >> i was on the way back to school night. i was at crestmoor elementary school. >> i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened the fireball could be seen all over the bay area but it was right here at the crest of this hill that first responders got their first look at what they were dealing with. >> we have a whole neighborhood on fire and we have incredible heat and fire. many homes are burning. and as we took the turn, there were
to explain that to us. >> reporter: the cpuc says yes pg&e will be asked to pass along any costs not covered by insurance, to you an me, the customer. that applies to cases of wildfires larger than an acre that burned a billing or home, and it would not apply in the case of this explosion. still, the idea is not going over well in the san bruno neighborhood as people here are just beginning to pick up the pieces after thursday's deadly explosion. the san bruno explosion, pg&e says the $992 million it has in insurance money will likely be enough to cover the cost of repair here, but the agency saw what happened in southern california during the '07 wildfires which ended up costing the utilities there $1 billion. >> pg&e, along with the southern california utilities, have requested that we be allowed to recover costs from wildfires that are not covered by insurance. >> reporter: but opponents say requiring the utilities to cover their own costs helps ensure they will be invested in inspecting and maintaining equipment to minimize risk. >> this is a matter of fundamental safety. >> they kicked
the damage around it, the location of the fatalities, all of those things so the information will help us determine the cause of it but most of the work on that site has now been completed so we're shifting to sort of the next phase which includes looking at documents. we're getting a good flow of documents from pg&e. we've given them an extensive list of documents we want to see. we're getting a good flow of documents from them. we'll be starting to visit the sites that control -- the control and monitoring sites at the milpitas and martin end that control and monitor the flow of gas through the pipes. so we'll start that visit. we'll start the visits to the two valves. the valves have been tagged which means to preserve the evidence. we've asked that the valves not be moved until we have an opportunity to examine them in detail. so we'll start that aspect of the investigation. we'll be looking at the seismic records to see if there could have been some seismic activity that re-- related to the breach of the pipe. we've started to receive some of the tests for some of the pg&e employee,
tell us about that? >> sorry. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. the two men drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: unfortunately, we were not able to get much information out of the nursing home owner. so we don't know the status, dana, of the two women who were hired to take care of those elderly patients. we do know that the san mateo county authorities, the board of supervisors, and the ombudsman will be looking into this case. also, they might be giving a commendation to the people who helped out in this very dire situation. >> oh, my goodness. i hope they give a commendation to the two men. god bless them! those women -- they were sitting ducks. >> reporter: absolutely. the fact that one of them was s
up to us, next door neighbors across the street, saying i can you come take a lack it our house as well. >> reporter: along with the efforts insurance adjusters could be seen assessing the damages at the time of the explosion. connie morales was home at the time and even when her home is restored she said moving back will not be easy. >> i'll never feel the same, you know. it was an experience that you'll never forget. >> reporter: a trade group that represents california insurance companies told me today that they have not yesterday had the opportunity to formulate a concrete damageest for this neighborhood. they say their adjusters are still doing work, we saw some of them out here today. right now their routest stands apt tens of millions of dollars. >>> today we know more about exactly what pg&e knew about the pipe before that explosion thursday. let's go to tom vacar with more on that part of our coverage. >> reporter: hi. opening story, the consumer advocacy group the utility reform network says they may have sown the seeds for this disaster three years ago. >> there are c
sorry, bob and bobby and they were in a senior home, lets talk to him >>bob is at this job showing us heis emergency vehicle. on thursday ight after seeing the flames they looked for people who neeed help, it had 6 occupants who left them >>as we got down there a lady was on a sidewalk and we thought this doesnt look right they screamed "help help" >>they went looking for more, they helped 3 people, he was being told to evacuate but had a feeling there was someone else left they hadnt searching the home at the very last room was a lady on oxygen with a catheter and i looked out the window and with flames behind me the bed wouldnt fit through thed pbrought her out >>6 seniour woman the youngest 93 were saved >>i always teach my kids, do the best you can. >>this just in, we have word of a vigil and funeral mass set up, jaqueline and her 13 year old daughter. the mass starts at 11 friday morning and her, she has been going there since kindergarten, classed are cancelled so teachers and students can attend the mass >>this is the debris, gov shwarzeenager got his first look today [ woman o
for nine years she came to meg to reveal to meg that she was in the u.s. illegally. diaz's lawyer gloria allred said whitman already knew that because she had received letters from the fed questioning the social security number and that whitman should check on it but she didn't follow up. >> we were stunned, just amazed and we said, gosh, nicky, we are going to have to let you go. that is our you know -- that's our legal obligation as on employer. we are going to have to let you go. >> we have no job, no schools, no place to live, and for that reason, we made a decision to come here. i told her that she knew that and i don't have papers to work here and i need her help. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused the housekeeper. diaz says that she was hired to work 15 hours a week for 23 bucks an hour. but that her duties were more than she could do in 15 hours and that she worked a number of hours unpaid. that could lead to a new set of court proceedings if diaz ends up pursuing it. of course, the court of public opinion here is a diff
to the hospital. >> they asked for fight against the fire. >> there were citizens helping us drag fire hose and it was all hand on deck in every sense of the word. >> matt didn't hesitate. >> it was like, boom. we have to help people. this is my city. >> he pulled hoses through people's homes to get people close to the fire quickly. >> they hook it up to the fire high drandz. >> they didn't get the crucial help they needed for more than an hour. that's how long it took. -- that's how long to shut the gas off, and investigatorses want to know why. >> the two valves on both sides of this event, a mile, mile and a half away are manual. thisy have to be turned manually to be turned off. >> they will look into why the line doesn't have valves that shut off automatically which some pg&e lines do have. investigators have asked the public to come forward and give them information that could help them figure out why this happened. they have received close to 90 e-mails. >> with 90 e-mails only one of the e-mails reported that a person smelled gas. it was several weeks ago they called pg&e and they g
talked with u.s. park police. they say rock creek drive at beach drive is also closed. you know about this. if you are familiar with the area, it is for your commute. and it tends to be one of the first to flood. keep in mind out here on the roadways, areas of standing water, that you are probably going to be familiar with on your commute any too time, you are going to see standing water there as well. be careful. let's take another look at roads -- i'll actually toss it back to you in the studio. >> our other big story a deadly tour bus accident on i-270 in montgomery county is under investigation this morning. some police say the bus veered off a sky ramp and plunged 45 feet for the lanes below. the driver, 66-year-old joseph clabaugh, jr. died at the scene. twelve people were hospitalized, 11 on the bus and one on the ground. the bus was towed tie montgomery county police impound lot for further inspection. the ntsb is also looking into this accident. >>> we are following a double shooting late last night in southeast d.c. this happened on 2 #nd street near savannah street not far
for it. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. a fourth spare the air day and officials asking us to conserve today, all because of a forecast that will sizzle near the triple digit mark. >> i think we'll see record highs and feel record high temperatures once again today but what i want to start off with is talking about how poor the air quality could be in the east bay and also towards the south bay, particularly the east bay valleys and the santa clara valley. that's where we'll have unhealth amounts of ozone for those most susceptible, the elderly and those with respiratory problems. santa rosa, fairfield, concord and around the bay, low 90s oakland to upper 90s around palo alto. we'll also have extreme heat around the monterey bay, especially as you head inland towards morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. but still 98 watsonville. should be the last one. >> all right, mike. we'll check in for more information in a few minutes. this morning oakland police are searching for a gunman that opened fire on a home wounding a six-year-old girl. theresa garcia is live at the scene in oa
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